Wireless health killed the stethoscope “Medicine is going to be vastly different,” West Wireless Health Institute CMO Eric Topol told attendees at the TEDMED event in San Diego this week. “As a cardiologist for the past 25 years, I can tell you that the stethoscope is dead.” The stethoscope, which was created in 1816, won’t be used by doctors in 2016, Topol said.
Vocera, Motorola create smartphone for hospitals The device offers the same one-touch, voice user interface used in Vocera’s communications badge and runs on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system, which supports alarm/alert systems, asset tracking, medical reference software and includes access to corporate email.
CardioNet patent, Cambridge Consultants demo and Hello Health CardioNet lands its 15th patent; Cambridge Consultants and Continua Health Alliance work together to ensure medical device interoperability; and US News & World Report discovers Hello Health’s online physician/patient portal.
Toumaz launches Sensium Life Pebble device UK-based Toumaz Technology launched its Sensium Life Pebble vital sign wireless monitoring device in the European Union after attaining a CE Mark. The device includes a single lead ECG, skin thermometer and an accelerometer, which enables it to track physical activity.
Brian Dolan is editor of MobiHealthNews, the emerging wireless health industry’s daily monitor.